France vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

France Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1680
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$4007
🏠 One person rent
$708
$1007
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$428
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$3060
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$52396
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
8.78
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
81.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
82
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
87
97
😀 Quality of life
74
82
🏙️ Population
67.1M
17.3M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 19% less expensive than in the Netherlands ($1680). France ranked 29th vs 18th for the Netherlands in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in France compared to 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 26th and 8th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for France and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 70 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

France Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$62.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$2.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$998
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$1397
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$42.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
2.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$5129
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$3708
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$85.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$8.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$24.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$8.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$51.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$1591
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$7919

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Cities Comparison in France vs the Netherlands

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

In the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K